Shawn Mendes is taking a break from his Wonder tour to focus on his mental health.
“It breaks my heart to say this, but unfortunately I have to postpone the next three weeks of shows through Uncasville, CT until further notice,” he wrote in an Instagram post Friday. “I’ve been touring since I was 15 and to be honest it’s always been hard to be away from friends and family.”
Mendes said that because he has been “off the road” for the past few years, he thought he was ready “but that decision was premature and unfortunately the toll of the road and the pressure has caught up with me and I have reached a breaking point. “
Mendes said he consulted with health professionals and his team before deciding that he should “take some to heal and take care of myself and my mental health.”
The post was “liked” over a million times with celebrities and fans expressing their support for the “Señorita” singer.
“Taking care of yourself is important. Thinking of you Shawn, we’ll be there to cheer you on when you’re ready to be back,” fashion company Tommy Hilfiger wrote.
“In difficult times we need a sense of home to feel found. From another walk of life I hear your brother, you will be back soon and better than ever,” wrote photographer Sam Dameshek.
The 23-year-old singer began “Wonder The World Tour” in Portland, Oregon, on June 27, after releasing his latest studio album, “Wonder” in 2020. He was set to continue the tour on Saturday in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The other dates that have been postponed include stops in Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Washington DC and Connecticut, according to the tour website†